Posts Tagged ‘sharia’

Florida House passes anti-Sharia bill

Posted on: March 1st, 2012 by Yana Kunichoff 1 Comment

State Sen. Alan Hayes, R-Umatilla (Pic by Senator Hays, via

A measure aimed at restricting the “application of foreign law,” specifically Sharia law, in courts in Florida passed the state House today in a 92-24 vote. (more…)

Fla. ‘foreign law’ bill moves forward

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012 by The American Independent 3 Comments

State Rep. Larry Metz, R-Eustis (Pic by Meredith Geddings, via

A Florida House judiciary committee passed a bill today that would outlaw the use of “foreign law” in family court cases. The measure, and past incarnations of it, have been touted by right-wing activists as an attempt to “stop the spread of Sharia in Florida.” (more…)

Attacks against Occupy Wall Street, Islam expected at CPAC 2012

Posted on: February 6th, 2012 by The American Independent 2 Comments

Several big names in Florida are scheduled to make an appearance at one of the country’s biggest conservative conferences — set to begin this Thursday. (more…)

‘Foreign law’ bill sparks Sharia debate in Florida House

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Florida’s anti-Sharia activism made its way into the Florida Legislature Tuesday, as a bill that would regulate the “application of foreign law in certain cases” passed through a House justice committee. (more…)

Right-wing coalition angry over Muslim group’s presentation at a public school (UPDATED)

Posted on: January 10th, 2012 by The American Independent 4 Comments

The Council on American-Islamic Relations logo (Source:

A coalition of right-wing groups are up in arms over a presentation made last fall at Tampa’s Steinbrenner High School by Hassan Shibly of the Florida chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). (more…)

Anti-Muslim organization to honor U.S. troops in Florida

Posted on: January 5th, 2012 by The American Independent No Comments

Florida Security Council Director Tom Trento (Photo: Facebook)

The United West, an anti-Islamic organization, will host an event in Tallahassee on the first day of Florida’s 2012 legislative session to honor members of the U.S. military who served in Iraq. (more…)

Detroit faith leaders to protest Lowe’s for pulling ad from ‘All-American Muslim’

Posted on: December 16th, 2011 by The American Independent No Comments
In response to the company’s recent decision to pull ads from the TLC reality series All-American Muslim, Detroit-area faith leaders will hold a demonstration outside a Michigan branch of home improvement chain Lowe’s on Saturday.


Former congressman who says Muslim Brotherhood is behind Occupy Wall Street endorses Gingrich

Posted on: December 15th, 2011 by The American Independent 3 Comments

GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore)

Mother Jones reports that presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received an endorsement from former Rep. Fred Grandy, R-Iowa, an anti-Islam activist.